1998 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
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|1998 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Kentucky (22nd title)|
|Winning coach||Tubby Smith (1st title)|
|MVP||Wayne Turner (Kentucky)|
|Television||Jefferson Pilot Sports (First and Second Rounds, and semifinals) |
CBS (Championship Game)
The 1998 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 5 to March 8, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia Dome. Kentucky won the tournament and received the SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by beating the South Carolina Gamecocks on March 8, 1998.
Tournament coverage in the first and second rounds, and the semi-finals were provided by Jefferson Pilot Sports, who at the time was in its 11th season with regional syndication rights to the SEC. The championship game, however, was broadcast by CBS Sports.
|First round||Second Round||Semifinals||Championship Game|
- This was Tubby Smith’s first SEC tournament title win as head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.